English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.


Parish in the County of Durham


Girsby and Over Dinsdale are in Yorkshire, forming a detached part of Allerton wapentake, v. PNYN 279. The area of the parish including these detached portions is 2,757 acres, VCH III 343.

Major Settlements